Very tough business to be in. It costs too much to have a bunch of guys help you run it, so the owner ends up spending every minute of every day running the place. No time to hunt or fish.
The markup on hunting equipment is very little too. If we pay say $40 for a pack of broadheads, the shop pays about $36......$4 profit isnt a whole lot. Even bows dont bring in big money. Heck nothing does.
Once you become established like Simon Peter, it gets easier, but with places like Cabelas and stuff. The small shops are dying off. Its a shame really. You can gather a lot more knowledge and help from a small shop then a large chain store.[sad]
No, Im doing bow work for East Link Bait & Tackle.
Anyone know if County Line is for sale? If it is, I was thinking of getting a loan, and buying/running it. Id hate to see it go under. Anyone interested in part ownership? Been tossing that thought around now for a short while. I really like that store, and I would like to see it stay in business.[up]
If I were to take this on, Id be looking for someone with a good knowledge of firearms. Other than shooting them, I dont know a dang thing about them.
A background in business and a half a million dollars would be nice too. You know, just to get us started out on the right foot.
Reason I'm asking is he's been ducking me for 5 months. I ordered 3 dozen arrows back in March, and he's been doing a song and dance whenever I spoke to him. Friggin' a-hole, just be honest. I wanted to do the right thing, and give my buisness to a small local guy. Now, I'll only deal with eders.